The Calendar: What To Do In Saratoga Springs This Weekend

Welcome to The Calendar on saratogaliving.com—our expertly curated list of the top events, live music, readings, workshops and everything else in between hitting the Capital Region on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. As always, The Calendar will be updated on Thursdays, so that you’ll have a jump on your weekend plans. You’ll never have to ask “What’s going on in Saratoga?” ever again!

The Vagina Monologues – March 9-10

International Women’s Day kicks off today (March 8), and there’s no better way to do right by the women in your life than to offer a listening ear. The National Museum of Dance and iTheatre Saratoga are presenting The Vagina Monologues this weekend. For only $20, you can land yourself a ticket to Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning play, plus a complimentary glass of wine.

And for those of you who may be feeling a little hot under the collar about seeing a show with the V-word in the title, know that Ensler uses a healthy dose of humor to tackle the age-old squeamishness around saying “vagina.” (For example: “It sounds like an infection at best, maybe a medical instrument. ‘Hurry, nurse, bring me the vagina.'”)

“If Ms. Ensler is the messiah heralding the second wave of feminism, and a lot of people seem to think she is, it is partly because she’s a brilliant comedian,” said New York Times theater reviewer Anita Gates in 1999. “The Vagina Monologues is alternately hilarious and deeply disturbing. But as important as the serious monologues are—the tribute to Bosnian rape victims, an eyewitness report about the wonder of childbirth—humor is the show’s real strength.”

Catch the play at the Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Riggi Theater on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at 7:00pm. For tickets and more information, click here.

Friday, March 9

The Vagina Monologues – 7pm at Riggi Theater – 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Andrew Collins Trio – 8pm at Caffè Lena – 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

Swing Dancing – 8-11pm at Nostalgia Ale House & Wine Bar – 113 Route 9P, Malta

Live Music by Rich Ortiz and Wood Fired Pizza – 6-9pm at the Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room – 462 NY-20, Saratoga Springs

The Velocity of Autumn – 7:30pm at Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education – 25 East Main Street, Cambridge

Smooky MarGielaa – 9pm at Putnam Place – 63a Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs

Cute Hoot Family Night Paint Event – 6:30-8:30pm at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd, Glenville

Chuck Lamb Quartet – 9pm at 9 Maple – 9 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs

Acts of Kindness – 10:30am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park

La Dolce Vita Remix – 6pm-9pm at Spa Little Theatre – 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs

Saturday, March 10

The Vagina Monologues – 7pm at Riggi Theater – 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs

LepraCON 2018 – 11am at Harvey’s Restaurant – 14 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

Dealing with Stress; a Meditation Workshop – 10am-1pm at Admin Building, SPA Park – 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs

Family Saturday: Music Along the Borders – 2pm at Tang Teaching Museum – 815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

5-Hour Film Project for Teens – 11am-4pm at Clifton Park-Halmoon Public Library – 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park

Opening Reception: Organic Form – 5-8pm at the Laffer Gallery – 96 Broad Street, Schuylerville

Eli Young Band – 7pm at Upstate Concert Hall – 1208 Rte. 146, Clifton Park

Tailspin – 9pm at Bailey’s Saratoga – 37 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

Chip Taylor – 8pm at Caffe Lena – 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

Book Launch with Paul Pines – 7pm at Northshire Bookstore – 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Sunday, March 11

The Velocity of Autumn – 2pm at Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education – 25 East Main Street, Cambridge

CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge – 12am-11:59am at New York State Capitol – State St. and Washington Ave, Albany

Clifton Park Elks Annual Basket Party & Auction – 12:30pm at Clifton Park Elks Lodge #2466 – 695 MacElroy Road, Ballston Lake

Schenectady Greenmarket Winter Market – 10am-2pm at Proctors Theatre – 432 State Street, Schenectady

Opera Saratoga: The Ugly Duckling – 11am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library – 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question – 10am at Historic Cherry Hill – 1 S Pearl St #523, Albany

Live Music by Jeff Walton & Wood Fired Pizza – 3pm-6pm at The Saratoga Winery, 462 Route 29 West, Saratoga Springs

Biggie Brunch – 11am-3pm at The City Beer Hall – 42 Howard St, Albany

Antje Duvekot – 7pm at Caffè Lena – 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

Fire Tower Challenge – 10am-3pm at Hadley Mountain Trail Head Parking Lot – 255 Tower Road, Hadley


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